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May 28, 2012 9:35 pm

Shavuot: Fear Grips Israeli Town After Open Gate Found

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Sign at the entrance to Kokhav Ya'akov, a religious communal settlement in central Israel. Photo: Yoninah.

Israel National News – The Shavuot holiday in Kochav Yaakov turned tense when Arabs entered the settlement late Saturday night – causing warning sirens to sound.

The town, where parents and children alike were out in synagogues to study in honor of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, found itself rushing to find children, shutter windows, and bar its doors as the IDF responded to the threat.

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